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April 21, 2014

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  • Nevada court asked to rule on candidate residency
    April 1, 2014
    A disbarred Las Vegas attorney seeking the elected office of Nevada state controller should be kept off the ballot because he doesn't meet residency requirements and ran only last year for a seat on the Los Angeles City Council, state election officials charge. The attorney general's office on behalf of the secretary of state filed a petition...
  • SEIU-UHW worker Kathy Santana, left , assists Ruben Torres, 27, during a health care enrollment event at SEIU-UHW office, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Commerce, Calif.
    Health law sign-ups are on track to hit 7 million, sources say
    March 31, 2014
    The 7 million target, thought to be out of reach by most experts, was in sight on a day that saw surging consumer interest as well as vexing computer glitches that ...
  • House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., walk out to speak to reporters after their meeting at the White House in Washington with President Obama regarding the budget and possible government shutdown, Wednesday, April 6, 2011.
    In last-minute vote, Senate OKs Medicare ‘doc fix’
    March 31, 2014
    Congress narrowly avoided an awkward funding cut Monday that, had it kicked in April 1, could have caused enough of a cut in compensation rates so as to cause doctors who treat Medicare patients to ...
  • Despite disclosure, dark money stays dark in Nevada
    March 31, 2014
    http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2014/03/dark-money-stays-dark-in-nevada-des.html
  • Historian Michael Green takes a quick poll while teaching a Nevada history class at CSN on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
    CSN’s master of tailor-made teaching
    March 30, 2014
    The College of Southern Nevada has one of the best history teachers in the country ...
  • State’s most powerful politician is in for challenge
    March 30, 2014
    Nevada's senior senator not only wants to serve another term when his fifth is up in 2016, he wants to remain majority leader. But he faces many challenges ...
  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition Spring Leadership Meeting at the Venetian Saturday, March 29, 2014.
    GOP governors hit town to woo Jewish donors in Las Vegas
    March 29, 2014
    Calling for a more assertive foreign policy and additional American support for Israel, three high-profile Republican governors descended on Las Vegas this weekend to draw support from a slate of Jewish donors that included ...
  • In this Oct. 23, 2013, file photo, marijuana is displayed at the River Rock dispensary in Denver. Nevada has passed legislation that will allow medical marijuana dispensaries.
    Nevada OKs regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries
    March 28, 2014
    Regulations for setting up medical marijuana clinics cleared their final hurdle Friday, about a week before the law allowing the dispensaries takes effect. The Legislative Commission, without discussion...
  • Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., walks to his office after arriving on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington.
    Harry Reid: ‘Of course‘ NCAA athletes should have right to unionize
    March 27, 2014
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-sports-bog/wp/2014/03/27/harry-reid-of-course-ncaa-athletes-should-have-right-to-unionize/
  • Senate advances bill to extend unemployment benefits
    March 27, 2014
    After several efforts, the Senate today advanced a bill co-drafted by Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., to extend emergency unemployment benefits for five months. The bill cleared...
  • Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson testifies on the witness stand at the Regional Justice Center Thursday, April 4, 2013.
    Major GOP donor tests his influence in push to ban online gambling
    March 27, 2014
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CC0QqQIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F03%2F28%2Fus%2Fpolitics%2Fmajor-gop-donor-tests-his-influence-in-push-to-ban-online-gambling.html&ei=WHg0U9LuN6igyAGn0IGgCg&usg=AFQjCNHfDS2tm8_Yjs_QN7agKDi604FWtw&sig2=6fBKp8vHLGAWm3vGtLW5JA&bvm=bv.63808443,d.aWc
  • Mecklenburg County District Judge Tyyawdi Hands, left, administers the oath of office to Patrick Cannon as Charlotte's new mayor, with his wife, Trenna, and son Patrick, next to him, at the Charlotte Government Center, in Charlotte, N.C., Dec. 2, 2013.
    Charlotte mayor resigns; accused of taking bribes
    March 26, 2014
    Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, who has been in office less than six months, resigned Wednesday, just hours after he was arrested and accused of taking more than $48,000 in bribes from ...
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie looks out at the crowd at a gathering in Union City, N.J., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. A top aide to Christie is linked through emails and text messages to a seemingly deliberate plan to create traffic gridlock in Fort Lee, N.J., at the base of the George Washington Bridge, after its mayor refused to endorse Christie for re-election.
    Christie: Scandal hasn’t altered political plans
    March 26, 2014
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he has not ruled out running for president in 2016 despite his aides' involvement in a traffic-blocking plot that has engulfed his administration. Christie said he's made no decisions about ...
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., walks to meet with reporters following a Democratic policy luncheon at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.
    Federal Election Commission still wanting Reid to explain payment to granddaughter for ‘holiday gifts’
    March 26, 2014
    When Harry Reid responded to a question today about whether it was wrong for his campaign to pay his granddaughter almost $17,000 for “holiday gifts,” it was clear Reid wanted to...
  • No poker exception in new legislation in Congress to ban online gaming
    March 26, 2014
    The online gaming bill introduced in Congress today seeks to roll back the 1961 Wire Act to the days before late 2011, when all transactions for online gaming were illegal. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, seems certain to spark political conflict, particularly in Nevada, where ...
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